Stories about the Russo-Finnish war reached a new high for naïvete. The wildest tales, as usual, came from Copenhagen, where almost any rumor floating around Scandinavia is rushed into print, but other capitals put out their share.
>Adolf Hitler was putting pressure on Joseph Stalin to call off the war against Finland.
>Stalin was directing the war by telephone.
>Stalin had personally ordered the execution of a supply officer who let the Finns cut his lines.
>The Russians were dropping female spies by parachute into Finland.
>The Russians were shooting their own wounded.